For Lent this year I gave up Facebook. I decided I was wasting too much time distracted from playing with my kids and cleaning my house. The 40 days was amazing. It was hard at first. I deleted the application from my phone and from the automatic history of my web browser. I used the time that I would have spent browsing around Facebook with my family and with God.
The first few days my house was spotless and my dishes were always clean. My children, who are young, even noticed the difference. I kind of hoped there wouldn’t have been such a noticeable difference. I was hoping I was not as bad as I apparently was.
My first day back on Facebook was actually very uneventful. I posted a few pictures from the last 40 days, added some funny lion cub quotes and snooped a few interesting stories. That was it. I really didn’t miss it as much as I thought I did.
All and all. It was an awesome experience. It was one of the first times I have actually stuck with something that I didn’t have an accountability partner for or a coach yelling at me. I am proud of how well I did. I also do not feel like I need to go on Facebook as much as I did before. I think having this Blog also helped. It was another outlet for the thoughts and ideas. I could share them on here instead of on Facebook.
Next year I might try instagram:)